§ Lieut.-Colonel Rees-Williams
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that conditions in the camp known as H.M.S. "Roseneath" are unsatisfactory due to overcrowding; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs.
Yes, sir. As stated by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary on Wednesday last in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for Leominster (Mr. Baldwin) a Combined Operations Depot was transferred from Southend to Rosneath to make available the residential and hotel property in which it was accommodated. This transfer coincided with a speed-up of the flow of men for demobilisation, and caused a temporary slowing-up of the rate of releases, which in turn caused the overcrowding. The machinery is now working smoothly again, and the accumulation is being rapidly reduced. With a view to giving further relief, I cm hoping shortly to make available additional accommodation.